Climate Fight Gets Off Track After Setbacks In Japan, Australia: Study

"WARSAW -- The world is getting further off track in limiting global warming with setbacks in Japan and Australia outweighing positive signals from the United States and China, a study showed on Wednesday."

"A Climate Action Tracker compiled by scientists said the world was headed for a temperature rise of 3.7 degrees Celsius (6.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times by 2100, against 3.1C (5.8F) if governments stuck to promised cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Governments meeting in Warsaw from Nov. 11-22 are trying to find ways to limit global warming to an agreed ceiling of less than 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels to avert more heatwaves, droughts, downpours and rising sea levels."

Alister Doyle reports for Reuters November 20, 2013.


"Warsaw's Widening Climate Chasm Could Lead To 4C Warming" (Guardian)

"Australia, Japan likely to offset climate gains in US, China, study finds" (Sydney Morning Herald)

Source: Reuters, 11/21/2013